• Hannah Oxberry

Altenew Academy - Class Four, Easy Ink Blending

Lesson Four brings us a whole host of classes dedicated to ink technique. Those little cubes we so often over look can be used for so much more than just straight forward stamping. For my class submission I have chosen this card featuring Engagement Wishes stamp set as it uses techniques from both Lessons 1 and 5.

For the background of my card I decided to blend ink from one corner up for an ombre effect. I then splattered ink across the card panel in the same colour as the blended background to add another layer.

For the focus of the card I have used the floral image and leaves from Engagement Wishes stamp set. This has been stamped in Jet Black in and over stamped in clear embossing ink before being heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This stops the outline running if you want to apply water colour techniques, it also adds another level of interest.

I have used inks from Enchanted Garden, Goldfish Tails and Green Valley as watercolours. Squishing out a little ink on to my glass mat, I spritz them with water and began painting in my image. Just as you would with layered stamping, work from your lightest colour to your darkest.

I finished with the sentiment "Wishing you a happily ever after" stamped to the background and heat embossed in the same way the image was.

Stamp Sets: Engagement Wishes Inks: Enchanted Garden, Goldfish Tails, Green Valley, Jet Black

Supplies: 7x5" White Told Folding Card Blank, Smooth White Card, Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Heart Tool, Water Spritzer, Paint Brushes, Blending Tool, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape

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